NP Forward 2021 Campus in the Fall

New Paltz Forward

New Paltz Forward

SUNY New Paltz is looking forward to a safe, in-person experience for students in fall 2021, consistent with continued progress against COVID-19 in New York State.

Our plans include a return to holding most classes in person, increased residence hall capacity and expanded campus events, programs and dining.

As we look forward to easing pandemic-era restrictions, the safety of our students, faculty and staff remains our top priority. We encourage all members of our community to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are able to do so, and to document their vaccination by uploading information to their COVID-19 profiles at

Students, faculty and staff who are vaccinated and upload their information will not be subject to surveillance testing, nor will they need to participate in the Daily COVID-19 Screening during the fall 2021 semester. Unvaccinated individuals must continue testing every week they are on campus, and must screen every day they are on campus.

All members of our community, vaccinated and unvaccinated, must wear masks in indoor spaces on campus, in accordance with the latest CDC recommendations.

Please click here to read more about our plans for an in-person fall 2021 semester.